act Fort Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile
act Fort Advocaten Offices
1075 AG AMSTERDAM
act Fort Advocaten > The Legal 500 Rankingsact Fort Advocaten advises on a range of matters relating to the retail industry, including franchising, insolvency, restructuring and real estate. It also handles M&A, corporate and employment law issues, as well as dispute resolution. Katinka Verdurmen acts for real estate developers, investors, franchisors and retailers, notably in commercial litigation and real estate work. She co-heads the team with Dirk van den Berg and Jodit de Bruin.
Katinka Verdurmen; Dirk van den Berg; Jodit de Bruin
‘Katinka Verdurmen has assisted us with all aspects relating to real estate primarily negotiations of lease agreements and discussions with landlords. During the last two years, Katinka has played a huge role in our COVID-19 crisis management. She has her client top of mind and combines her excellent legal skills with her commercial point of view to the benefit of her client.’
Association of franchisees of Albert Heijn
Sports Unlimited B.V.
Nespresso Nederlands B.V.
Mirage Retail Group B.V.
Yves Rocher B.V.
Associaton of franchisees of McDonalds
Ball Wholesale ApS
JD Sports Fashion B.V.
Hendriks Brandstoffen B.V.
Sports Unlimited Fashion B.V.
- Represented the franchisees of Albert Heijn in a complex matter on financial settlements against franchisor Albert Heijn.
- Advising Mirage Retail Group a.o. on the discussions with the associations of franchisees of both Blokker and Intertoys and on various rental, real estate and franchise law related matters.
‘Berth Brouwer has considerable experience in dispute resolution’.
‘Berth Brouwer is able to establish very quickly the legal issues of a dispute while at the same moment judging the possibilities for solving issues in a practical way’.
‘Clients feel comfortable with the careful attitude of Berth Brouwer and team’.
‘Berth Brouwer has visible experience and is a very friendly person; consequently you feel comfortable as a client’.
‘Practical advice, very responsive, fast service and very approachable’.
‘Berth Brouwer is very competent and a very nice guy’.
Stadion Arnhem (Nedstede Holding)
JD Sports Fashion B.V.
Hein Schilder Groep B.V.
Go-Tan Beheer B.V.
Libra International B.V.
M&M Hoofd Holding B.V.
Uitgeverij Ars Scribendi B.V.
DDH Holding B.V.
Sports Unlimited Retail B.V.
- Represented the franchisees of Albert Heijn in a complex and long-running matter on financial settlements against franchisor Albert Heijn.
- Advising hotel chain Amrâth Hotels & Restaurants in a dispute with pension fund ROV around the construction of a high profile tower building in the centre of the city of Utrecht.
- Represented Nedstede on a dispute between premier division soccer club Vitesse and Stadion Arnhem over Vitesse’s attempt to avoid rental repayments and with regards to a claim to terminate the lease of the stadium.
Netherlands > Real estate Tier 5act Fort Advocaten handles both contentious and non-contentious real estate matters, regarding both residential and commercial properties. It advises clients in the retail, hotel and leisure sectors on transactional work, disputes and litigation, and franchise-related issues. The team is headed up by Pieter Twaalfhoven , Jodit de Bruin , Katinka Verdurmen and Dirk van den Berg .
Other key lawyers:
‘Top, professional team with the client’s interests at the centre’.
‘Katinka Verdurmen has had a huge impact on our business in the Netherlands’.
‘Katinka Verdurmen has played a huge role in our Covid-19 crisis management’.
‘Katinka Verdurmen has her client at the top of her mind and combines her excellent legal skills with her commercial point of view to the benefit of her client’.
‘We will at any time recommend Katinka Verdurmen to other international businesses who want to do business in Holland’.
‘Katinka Verdurmen speaks and writes English fluently and is skilled with IT’.
Nedstede Holding B.V.
Amrath Hotels & Restaurants B.V.
Mirage Retail Group B.V.
Exeter Proptery Group B.V.
JD Sports Fashion B.V. / Sports Unlimited Retail B.V.
Manhave Investment B.V.
Corendon Hotels & Resorts B.V.
Wisdom Holding Netherlands B.V.
Jump XL Holding B.V.
Action Nederland B.V.
CASA 23 B.V.
Biesterbos Groep B.V.
ARC Real Estate Partners B.V.
Corpus Sireo Real Estate GmbH
Spring Real Estate
Hein Schilder Groep B.V.
Nespresso Nederland B.V.
GF Deko B.V.
Equity Estate Group
- Represting Nedstede Holding B.V. in a dispute between Vitesse and Stadion Arnhem over Vitesse’s attempt to avoid or reduce rental repayments and with regards to a claim to terminate the lease of the stadium.
- Advising Mirage Retail Group on discussions with the associations of franchisees of both Blokker and Intertoys and on various rental, real estate and franchise law-related matters.
- Advising Amrâth Hotels & Restaurants B.V. in relation to a dispute around the construction of a high-profile tower building in the centre of the city of Utrecht.
act Fort Advocaten > Firm Profile
The firm: act Fort Advocaten (“act FORT”) is a law firm located in Amsterdam, specialised in real estate law and corporate law and all related legal areas with a leading position in the retail, real estate and hotels and leisure industries.
Our 30+ expert lawyers (of which ten are partners) advise on a wide range of legal issues, ranging from rental matters, real estate transactions and acquisitions to corporate disputes, employment and franchise related matters and restructuring.
We work for (international) corporate companies, mid-sized enterprises, governments, investors and regularly act as official receiver for the Amsterdam Court. We do so with dedication, spirit and expertise.
act FORT was ranked as leading firm in the The Legal 500 EMEA edition in the section industry focus “Retail” in 2018-2022, in the category Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation in 2019-2022 and in Real Estate in 2020-2022.
How we work: Our lawyers are highly specialised in their jurisdiction and always keep abreast of recent developments and follow specialist training courses in their field of law.
The lawyers in our various practice groups work together closely in multidisciplinary teams. By pooling our knowledge and being alert to our clients’ needs, we are able to achieve the best results.
Our clients are our key focus. Every client has a dedicated contact at partner level. act FORT values creativity and seeks ways to build solutions, providing top quality service at reasonable rates. We accomplish more by working together and favour short lines of communication, fully focused on our client’s case.
European alliance act legal: act FORT is part of act legal, a growing European alliance of 9 independent, mid-market law firms that operate at the top-end of the market.
The alliance offers international companies operating in the European market high-quality advice, at local and international level. This way act legal also forms, especially for American and Asian companies, an efficient one-stop solution for excellent legal support in Europe.
act legal represents a team of more than 300 first-class corporate and commercial lawyers, tax consultants and business experts to service demanding corporate clientele. We offer the market the best of all legal consultancy worlds, by combining top partner-led, local law firms with international professionalism.
act legal stands for high quality, fair pricing, efficient bespoke processes, strong partner involvement and a personal approach, all of which make it an attractive alternative to major international law firms.
act FORT is also a member of Abacus Worldwide, a global association of independent accounting and law firms.
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|Real estate||Jodit de Bruinemail@example.com||+31.20.664,5111|
|Environmental law||Sascha Stavenuiterfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31.20.664,5111|
|Employment||Elias van Kampenemail@example.com||+31.20.664,5111|
|Dispute resolution: Corporate & Commercial litigation||Berth Brouwerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31.20.664,5111|
|Commercial, corporate and M&A||Terry Steffensemail@example.com||+31.20.664,5111|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Derk van Geelfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31.20.664,5111|
|Franchise, Real estate||Katinka Verdurmenemail@example.com||+31.20.664,5111|
|Franchise, Real estate||Dirk van den Bergfirstname.lastname@example.org||+31.20.664,5111|
|Real estate||Mirre Vermeeremail@example.com||+31.20.664,5111|